At the end of the course students are expected to have gained the following skills:
1. Knowledge and Understanding:
- To recognize nomenclature, structure and reactivity of the main organic compound classes, either linear, carbocyclic, heterocyclic or fused bicyclic
- To explain with useful examples the principles underlying advanced organic reactions allowing the rationally interpretation of reaction mechanisms and understanding of similarities and differences among different reaction pathways
2. Applying Knowledge and Understanding
- To select information and ideas in order to make judgments and apply such information to solve ever emerging problems of organic synthesis, and to propose ways to design and synthesize simple chiral organic compounds.
3. Communication and Learning Skills
- To acquire learning skills and communication skills by employing appropriate language to both specialized and non-specialized audience, in line with the above mentioned objectives.
- To communicate the results of an empirical research writing and discussing a critical essay.
4. Making Judgements
- To critically review a synthetic strategy aimed at the preparation of a small, polyfunctionalized molecule.